Who do you follow in the NRL

 
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
OK, NRL fans, I posed the question here:

So are there any Rugby League fans out there and who do you follow?  To start the ball rolling, I follow Newcastle in the NRL, which combined with being a Hawthorn member, means I am doing a good job of picking losers.  NRL fans, here is your chance.

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  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Having lived in the Canterbury / Bankstown area for years, I can definitely say: ANYONE BUT THE BULLDOGS.  8)  Dirty players, dirty fans.
  TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
Being born in Manly have always supported the "MANLY SEA EAGLES" Very Happy . Did not support the Northern Eagles however as they were not Manly Mad . Damn Super League A***holes Evil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad , ruined the game forever with their overpaying of players now clubs cannot survive Crying or Very sad .
  Alco_Fan Train Controller

Location: Newcastle,NSW
G-Day All
I Support the (Green Machine) Canberra Raiders, I used to support
The Newcastle Knight but not any more.
Chers, Alco_Fan
  Alco_Fan Train Controller

Location: Newcastle,NSW
G-Day All
I Support the (Green Machine) Canberra Raiders, I used to support
The Newcastle Knight but not any more.
Cheers, Alco_Fan
  Hellbilly Chief Commissioner

Location: Pampa Texas
Having lived in the Canterbury / Bankstown area for years, I can definitely say: ANYONE BUT THE BULLDOGS.  8)  Dirty players, dirty fans.
"TheLoadedDog™"


Not all of us are dirty feral supporters.
  CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

Location: A little south of sanity

Having lived in the Canterbury / Bankstown area for years, I can definitely say: ANYONE BUT THE BULLDOGS.  Dirty players, dirty fans
"TLD™"

I thought better of your opinions TLD™, but it seems that you want to tar everyone with the same brush, so have it your way.

Back when I started following Canterbury-Bankstown, there weren't any "dirty players, dirty fans" and have stayed loyal to my team throughout all the scandals and controversy.

BTW TLD™, would you like to substantiate your comments, or will it just be racial slur? I admit there are plenty of d#$kheads out there that ruin the club's image by their behaviour at games and so-forth. But what about the players? Are they all rapists are they? There has been players from other clubs involved in scandals similar to the Bulldogs, so why not single them out too? Need I mention Hopoate's finger?

Anyway, enough of my ranting. Obviously you have struck a nerve on me with this one TLD™, but look forward to your reply. Smile
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

BTW TLD™, would you like to substantiate your comments, or will it just be racial slur?
"CaseyJones"

If you ever, ever accuse me of racism on these boards, you'd better bloody well have some good solid evidence to back it up.
IS THAT EFFING CLEAR?

You mentioned race, not me.  I await your apology.
  CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

Location: A little south of sanity
TLD™, I apologise if I offended you with that comment. Judging by this

IS THAT EFFING CLEAR?
I did.
However, I still await your reply to my question. May I ask what you mean by 'dirty'? Do these players/supporters not shower or have clean clothes? I have experienced the word 'dirty' in relation to certain races and I must admit this may have been the first thing that popped into my head regarding your comments. Again, for this I am sincerely sorry. Obviously, this is not the way you operate, and I am pleased to hear it.

Looking forward to your reply.

Cheers
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Orrite. Apology gladly accepted. Cool stuff.  Now then...

Let's cut to the chase - I assume you are refering to the large Lebanese presence within the club and its fans.  That's the first thing. The second is that I acknowledge my original statement seems sweeping - and it is; unfortunately within the confines of this thread is it not practicable for either of us to go trawling for reams of data.  Obviously, there are good and bad supporters for each club, and Cantervury is no different.

I do seem to think that the Bulldogs, whilst not alone in controversy, do have rather a lot of it.  I would also stand by my comments regarding their fans to the extent that the Hill at Belmore seems to get itself on the evening news rather more often than spectator areas at other grounds.

The key question of course is how this malaise relates to the Lebanese community.  This is a tricky one.  Is there a racial aspect to the problem?  Well, anything is possible, but I tend to doubt it.  There is no  "lobbing rocks at camera crews" gene intrinsic to any section of the human race, as far as I know.   Is it cultural?  Well, now we might be on to something.  more to the point, is it to do with a clash of cultures?  Well, quite possibly.  The Lebanese community, like the Vietnamese community and others has a problem with young men trying to find where they belong.  This affects the young men themselves much worse than anybody else - so they need our help.  As far as I can tell, that assistance is not forthcoming from the Canterbury Club.  They are starting to pull their fingers out now, but it's late. That particular club had a lack of discipline throughout the 90s and into this decade which has come back to bite them on the bum.  From a racial/cultural viewpoint, it should be said that the club is primarily run by white Anglo-saxons, as far as I'm aware.  They have failed the community.


TLD™
(Canterbury-Bankstown resident 1991 - 2004. Former Dogs Supporter)
  CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

Location: A little south of sanity
TLD™, thankyou for accepting my apology. I agree with you with alot of your comments in your last post. There are many problems that exist within all of our different ethnic communities and you have highlighted some of these.
But, like I asked in my original post, what do you mean by 'dirty'? Is it 'dirty players' as in foul play(tripping, eye gouging...)? And the supporters, why are they dirty? I'm guessing you mean their unruly behaviour which for some of them, I would concur.


I would also stand by my comments regarding their fans to the extent that the Hill at Belmore seems to get itself on the evening news rather more often than spectator areas at other grounds.
"TLD™"

Lucky it's not our home ground anymore I suppose, this year we've been keeping out of the news!

Cheers
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Shows how much I know about NRL then -  didn't realise they'd moved.

I was basing a lot of my comments on first hand experience last year at Grand Final time (so I might be being a bit hasty), hanging around Belmore, as well as experience over the years I was living there.  "Dirty" as in "young d***heads out of control**.  As I've said to you, this is common to all clubs, but I get the feeling the Doggies were, if not actually encouraging this, at least not doing anything about it much.    

The dirty players part, I'm  also on thin ice with, as I can't think of one particular example off the top of my head. I am happy to concede this.  I do remember it being in the news a bit over the last five years.
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

I'm struggling here, can you tell?   8)

I withdraw my original comment about dirty players and fans.
  agabook Assistant Commissioner

Location: On a train to Rowville (or Doncaster)
i go for the Melbourne Storm.and Before they Came Along, Balmain
  CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

Location: A little south of sanity

I withdraw my original comment about dirty players and fans.
"TLD™"

Thanks dude, it means alot to us passionate Doggies fans. Smile
  TA3015 Chief Commissioner

Location: Anywhere Nathan Van Berlo is!!
Dont follow it, but I have been to one Parramatta Eels game(is that even the right competition?) Confused
  Thomas the tank engine Chief Commissioner

Location: In bed doing what I do best!!!!!!!!!!!
It's a miracle.  Newcastle has just won a game, beating the Panthers 28-24.
  petey3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: On the rails
GO THE MIGHTY MANLY SEA EAGLES!!!
Very Happy hehehe. I've always been a Manly supporter (even though ive never lived near the place... far from it... being in the Northern Rivers!!!)
Wasn't a big fan of Nothern Eagles, as has been said before, they just weren't Manly...
GO THE EAGLES!
Oh, and also,
GO THE BLUES!!!!!!! 8)
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
Holy What Comes Out The Back Ends Of Us.  My beloved Newcastle won a game!!!  Pity you NRL guys don't have a draft.
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
GO Melbourne storm.
RazzRazz  8)
  elsoxo Train Controller

Location: Brisbane
Brisbane Broncos since they started in 1988, but I've also followed the Sydney Roosters (previously Eastern Suburbs) since 1967.
  Hellbilly Chief Commissioner

Location: Pampa Texas
That was cool, caught the last 10 minutes of the panthers knights game. Good to see the knights have a win.
  Comengs Chief Commissioner

Location: Mourningtown Ride
Don't follow NRL, so stupid and s**t
  CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

Location: A little south of sanity

Don't follow NRL, so stupid and s**t
"Comengs"

Thanks for sharing that with us.
  TA3015 Chief Commissioner

Location: Anywhere Nathan Van Berlo is!!

Don't follow NRL, so stupid and s**t
"Comengs"

Thanks for sharing that with us.
"CaseyJones"


I agree with Comengs, it's quite silly. You go forwards by passing the ball backwards  ConfusedConfused

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